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I just rooted my Desire and....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by widehead, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. widehead

    widehead Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ....it worked great!

    I rooted using unrevoked (with some excellent walkthroughs on youtube to assist) and was surprised just how smoothly it all went.

    Running Oxygen v2.0-RC7 (Vanilla 2.3) and I am loving it. It's like having a new phone again.

    Thanks to Rastaman-FB for providing the words to motivate me:

    My Desire HD has taken a back seat for a while as I get to grips with Gingerbread.

    I guess that the point of this post is to say if an old cynic like me can do it - anyone can!

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  2. Rob Jones

    Rob Jones Well-Known Member

    Im going to wait till the warranty expires on my Desire
  3. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    Rooting does not necessarily void the warranty. It will normally be fine assuming you stick to stock / sense roms which aren't highly customised.
  4. vitalyki

    vitalyki Newbie

    Rob, I thought of rooting because I wished cyrillics and installation of apps to SD on my Desire but now I have it all without rooting. I would be grateful if you told me what, on top of exciting new experience, you gained from rooting? your words might move me to following suit.
  5. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    Not true, a rooted phone is invalidated. You'd need to return to a 100% stock ROM using an RUU to get back on to warranty
  6. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    My bad, thought that was true. But even on 100% stock RUU, isn't it still possible to tell you are rooted?
  7. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    its tru that it invalidates it however some people have had good success with a friendly htc team if its a hardware error.
    i would recommend everyone check for an RUU from their phone vendor before they root.

    As for Widehead, well done mate. its a long process and a bit hairy at times but when you get there you feel relieved and you can now test lots of stuff out, dont fear asking in the root section for help. we talk alot and are happy to help.
    make sure you make backups in recovery (voldown + power) before you make major changes

    Ill let you know now, gingervillain has poor battery life for me (apparently its the case for 2.3 in general) im now charging every day rather than every other, it does last more than 24hrs but i dont want to risk it (usually at 35% at end of the day before i charge it)
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  8. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    you are not rooted when you ruu it. it completely factory restores it in every way

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